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Advances in Touch Controller Technology

April 16, 2010 8:53 am | by Ian Crosby, Sales and Marketing Director, Zytronic | Articles | Comments

The touchscreen is rapidly becoming the user interface technology of choice in applications ranging from retail, industrial and automotive, to medical, digital signage and gaming. Their growing popularity has been fuelled in part by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and its highly user-friendly, all touchscreen controls...


Key Benefits of Next-Gen UV-LED Tech

April 16, 2010 8:33 am | by Richard Halliday, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lumex | Articles | Comments

Despite the potential hazards of ultraviolet light, the UV spectrum is proving to have many beneficial effects in a multitude of areas, offering a wide range of advantages to a diverse number of applications.


800-W AC-to-DC Converter Drives Amps in IFF Systems

April 16, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

BC Systems introduced the BC-751, an 800 W AC/DC converter with eight outputs to provide power for solid-state RF amplifiers in airborne Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. The converter accepts a three-phase 155 VAC, 400 Hz input with a power factor of


Governments must tackle rising youth unemployment urgently

April 16, 2010 8:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Released in advance of the G20 Labour Ministerial in Washington D.C. (20-21 April), which OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will attend, this report looks at the impact of the crisis on young people. With youth unemployment set to keep rising in the months ahead, it says that more...


Texas A & M Engineering moves up two places in latest graduate survey

April 16, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 12th overall and sixth among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2010." This ranking is two places higher than last year’s, which was 14th overall and eighth among...


Step Motor Drives Engineered for Machine Builders

April 16, 2010 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products introduces the STR, a drive engineered for machine builders. The STR step motor drives, available in 4 amp and 8 amp versions, are DC input drives requiring a step and direction control signal. They feature Anti-resonance, Microstep Emulation and Idle Current Reduction.


Servo Drives Support OEM Applications

April 16, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

SV Servo Drives present a servo controller in a compact cost effective package. This DC input drive is loaded with features and options to make it a great choice for many OEM applications. SV drives can be controlled via an analog signal or step and direction inputs.


NeoPhotonics files for $115M IPO

April 16, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NeoPhotonics Corp., which makes components for optical telecommunications networks, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to $115 million.The San Jose, Calif., company did not disclose how many shares would be offered or a price range for shares in its regulatory filing late...


Alliance Data Systems says defaults rose slightly

April 16, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Friday that defaults on its private-label credit cards rose slightly in March.The company said it wrote off $38.5 million in unpaid balances last month, or 9.2 percent of outstanding loans. That was up from the 9.1 percent in February.Based in Dallas, Alliance...

Rugged Power Converter For Subsea Environments

April 16, 2010 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc., a manufacturer of robust and reliable power supplies, announces a new power converter which is ideal for subsea mineral exploration or other deep sea applications. This subsea power converter showcases Schaefer’s technical and engineering capabilities, providing solutions for unique and demanding applications in harsh or remote locations.


FCC's National Broadband Plan - Are the Goals Achievable?

April 16, 2010 6:18 am | by Nancy Maas, Editor-in-Chief, WDD | Blogs | Comments

The FCC recently unveiled its National Broadband Plan outlining specific recommendations to ensure that every American and business has access to affordable mobile broadband.


Senators: Move carefully on Pentagon Cyber Command

April 16, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

Senators said Thursday they will move cautiously on a new military command to tackle cyberthreats, citing questions about how the U.S. would conduct electronic warfare. The U.S. hasn't fully developed policies on how to respond to cyberattacks that are routed through neutral countries or the computers of innocent Americans...


Study: Young adults do care about online privacy

April 16, 2010 6:00 am | News | Comments

All the dirty laundry younger people seem to air on social networks these days might lead older Americans to conclude that today's tech-savvy generation doesn't care about privacy. Such an assumption fits happily with declarations that privacy is dead, as online marketers and social sites such as Facebook try to persuade people to share even more about who they are...


New round of documents aired in Viacom-Google case

April 16, 2010 5:58 am | News | Comments

Before it bought online video service YouTube, employees of Google Inc. believed YouTube's business was risky because it relied on pirated content and recommended pursuing a different strategy, newly released documents showed Thursday.

Rolling Stone's archive going online-- for a price

April 16, 2010 5:55 am | News | Comments

For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine's 43-year archive, putting complete digital replicas online along with the latest edition. But you'll have to pay to see it all. With a new site launching Monday, Rolling Stone will become one of the most prominent magazines to decide that adding a "pay wall" is the best way to make money on the Web.


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